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Lovers Key State Park

8700 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
239 463 4588
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Parks
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking, Swimming, Canoeing, Kayaking, Sunbathing
Description: You can swim, fish, bird-watch, hike, canoe or kayak at this park covering 712 acres over four islands.
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New York City, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

The beach was a long walk from the parking lot. They said there was a shuttle but we never saw it. The sand was all shell shards so walking was difficult. The rest rooms were way back near the parking lot and we're not well kept.

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Saint James, Missouri
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Lovers Key State Park has 2 miles of white sanddy beaches right at the edge. Wht a gorgeous place to sunbathe, swim or fish.

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Boston
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We had 3 days to hike and explore (then beach it) the Gulf Coast. On Day 1, we went to Sanibel - it was beautiful. On day 2, we went to Naples. eh...good for shopping. On day 3, we went to Lovers Key State Park. It's remarkable that heaven could be had for $8.00. We started the morning by hiking... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

One of the locals recommended Lovers Key State Park to us and was the best advice we could have gotten. $8.00 for the carload to get in and there was trolley service to the beach, bathroom facilities, a huge gazebo and a small snack bar selling ice creams, drinks and sandwiches. It wasn't crowded at all and we came back... More

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Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I have been to Lovers Key on several occasions. The island is three miles long, and the entire gulf front is a state park. It costs $8 per car load to get in. Once in there is a gift shop with snacks, drinks, and gifts. There are two options for the beach. You can walk across the bridge adjacent to... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We have not visited all the beaches in the area, but this must rank as one of the premier beaches in the fort Myers area. Access to this state beach is from estero boulevard. Cars pay 8 dollars at a ranger controlled gate. The car park has good facilities including a shop and basic cafe, toilets and a regular shuttle... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Our family of 4 went canoeing all in one canoe. Mom and Dad paddling small girls sitting on bottom of canoe on provided cushions. We had a great time teaching the girls about the importance of the environment and the mangroves to the area. We were mainly searching for manatees. We found one small fast one on our way in... More

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
31 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is one of the nicest beaches I've been to, and I've been to a few! From arrival at the main car park, for the paltry sum of $4 you get to park all day - please remember folks that this is a state park and to pay $4 to park your car all day and use the facilities here... More

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Weston, fl
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This state park beach is amazing! We spend hours of relaxation here. We drive 2 hours bi-weekly and it is worth the drive. I highly recommend you visiting this beach. You will not regret it. Go all the way on the trolley to the south beach section. Start walking to the left side and go for a long walk you... More

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Evansville, Indiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My family has been going to the Fort Myers Beach are for over 20 years. Unfortunately, our trip last week was the first time we visited Lovers Key State Park. We enjoyed it so much that we returned 3 more times in the week! The first time we visited, my daughter and I rode our bikes to the park from... More

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